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Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twenty-Third Congress of the United States
Publisher:
N.p., [Washington], [1834].
Description:
With an appendix containing the text of treaties with Russia, Chile, and eight Indian tribes
Condition:
A soiled but usable copy, original wraps absent, but signatures still firmly sewn; edges trimmed
Book No.:
W-91165
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Acts, indian law
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1938. Volume II, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, showing wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-26100
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:
Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament; Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c], London, 1802.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects, including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:
W-76428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1964, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1964
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-90570
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth, Solomon Islands
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1574?.
Description:
The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79424
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Saunders, Thomas William
Title:
Counties Police Acts, (2 & 3 Vict. c. 93; 3 & 4 Vict. c.88; and 19 & 20 Vict. c. 69) Together with An Analysis of the Statutes; the Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of State, &c. &c
Publisher:
John Crockford, Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street Strand, London, 1856.
Description:
A rare work, written by the Middle Temple barrister and Thames Police Court magistrate who had long followed (and written upon) the Police Acts, marking with the third act "a great step forward in the movement for police reform"; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original cloth, worn but sound, a few notations, presentation "To Valentine Goold Esq / Chief Constable of Somersetshire / with the Author's compts"
Book No.:
W-77175
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Police, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description:
The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78475
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne at Westminster, the xxiii of Januarie, in the fyrst yere [1559] of the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9460; Beale S274. Folio in 6's
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1572?.
Description:
Among the most momentous of Elizabeth's parliaments, enacting the Act of Supremacy [c.1] and the Act of Uniformity [c.2], bringing "into force again the statutes of Henry VIII's Reformation" and authorizing one form of worship, all others prohibited
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some lightish mainly marginal staining, one pinhole worming, else clean with good margins and the occasional notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79452
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-49.
Description:
An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope, Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-76407
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description:
A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78533
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 . . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description:
The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660 Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act, on land-tax
Book No.:
W-77071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. ESTC N53550; not in ECCO. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701 [1702].
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1962, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1962
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90568
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1963, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, small tear on spine, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90942
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1936. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, showing wear, but still quite sound
Book No.:
W-26111
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill. Wing D2514
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description:
A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79642
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1940. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, the front hinge split; yet quite usable
Book No.:
W-26103
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1939. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, the bottom edge bumped; but sound
Book No.:
W-26101
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:
Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England
Book No.:
W-76282
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1965, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1965
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90571
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Title:
An Act (Passed 20th June 1800.) For the Better Ascertaining and Collectiong the Duties Granted by Several Acts Passed in the Last Session of Parliament Relating to the Duties on Income, and to Explain and Amend the Said Acts [39 & 40 Geo III c.49]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare printing of one of the first acts amending Pitt's "truly revolutionary proposal" to tax income directly, as efforts continued to enforce this fundamental transition "from a tax primarily on expenditure to a tax on income"; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps bearing the Royal crests, slightly worn and chipped, else quite clean and well preserved, 44 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78336
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament . . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9487.7; Beale S303. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the landmark legislation permitting those accused of certain crimes to produce witnesses in their defense [c.4]--though not yet to have them sworn--not to be extended to treason trials until 1696 and to all felonies until 1702
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite worming (mainly pinhole, but not entirely), else quite clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79367
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament, holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England, Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:
T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description:
The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp; eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the Taussig) copy
Book No.:
W-78541
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, law of usury
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1941. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26104
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Powell, John Joseph
Title:
An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing Powers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London, 1781.
Description:
The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law, undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's) while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79532
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
contracts, Real Property, Powers
Author:
Title:
Anno quarto & quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the xx day of January, in the iiii & v yere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord and Lady, Philip & Mariae [1558] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9457.8; Beale S265
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in AEdibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge], London, 1573?.
Description:
The rare final printing of the acts of Philipp and Mary's last parliament, including the extension of the right to a jury trial to the royal family [c.7] and the punishment of those abducting heiresses under age 16 [c.8]; two complete copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly strained, one pinhole worm, light mainly marginal staining, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79225
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description:
One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:
Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78342
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Foure Statutes, Specially selected and commanded by his Maiestie to be carefully put in execution by all Iustices and other Officers of the Peace . . . Together with a Proclamation, a Decree of Starre-chamber, and certaine Orders [etc.]. S.T.C. 9341
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, London, 1609.
Description:
First edition of over a dozen acts, orders, and other official acts, as James I confirmed Elizabethan legislation on the poor, soldiers, vagabonds, the plague, new buildings in London, and related Star Chamber proceedings involving Coke and Ellesmere
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning, else quite crisp, printed in black letter, with the first Signature A blank before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79926
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Acts, poor law, London, Star Chamber
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312; Beale S64
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij, London, 1574.
Description:
An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78787
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXII. Henrici Octavi [1540] . . . the actes folowing by his highnesse, with thassent of the lordes spiritual and temporal, and the comons assembled in the sayd parliament, haue bene established, ordeyned and enacted. STC 9402 [including this copy]
Publisher:
T. Powell?, London.
Description:
The legislation of the Parliament which included the Statute of Wills, "one of the most significant pieces of all English law", comprehensively restoring the power to devise real property and mitigating the effects of the Statute of Uses of 1536
Condition:
19th century cloth, light browning, else quite well preserved, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79317
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, witchcraft, Wills
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1969, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1969
Publisher:
T. Sanerive, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90575
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21876a, 21881, and 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
First edition variant issue of the first collected laws of Scotland, beginning with the statutes passed at the first parliament of James I in 1424 through 1566, the year of publication, preserving part of the original record otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern panelled morocco, extra-gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, title just trimmed, some staining, ex-Skene Library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79002
Price:
$ 7500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminster the xxi daye of October [1555] . . . to the dissolution of the same . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9450.3 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Excvsvm . . . in Aedibvs Iohannis Cavvodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The uncommon first printing of the legislation enacted by the Parliament held in the midst of the trials condemning to the stake over 300 martyrs, curiously reforming the law bailing prisoners and seeking to regulate the sale of stolen horses [c.7]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light staining to the upper margin of some leaves, else especially clean and crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79244
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds, trials, Law of Horses
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force and use: Wherein is conteined the effect of all those Statutes, which do threaten to the offenders thereof, the losse of life, member . . . or other punishment [etc.]. S.T.C. 9532; Beale S79
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Description:
Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect
Condition:
Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78382
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
criminal law, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], London, 1554 [?1572].
Description:
An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79206
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
An Act for Ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her Majesties Plantations in America [Anno Sexto Annae Reginae c.30]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1708.
Description:
The rare separate printing of the Parliamentary act seeking to regulate the value of diverse coin found in the colonies, establishing their respective values and making criminal (six months imprisonment and a fine) their acceptance at a higher rate
Condition:
Two leaves as issued, disbound, drop-head title + pp. 417-419, some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76378
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiverniae, Septimo [and Octavo]. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Two and twentieth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1695. In the Seventh Year of the Reign [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio.
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1696.
Description:
The Parliament enacting legislation resulting in "one of the great monetary events in history" and the adoption of the gold standard, crucially involving the views of John Locke, with its philosophical and financial consequences still debated
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, a variant not in ESTC, with certain of the first 14 title pages dated 1696 [compare ESTC R223064]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79743
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, economics, Bench and Bar, Coining, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Anno XXI. Henrici VIII. Statvta ad rempspectantia, edita in prima sessione parliamenti . . . tertio die Nouembris . . . continuati per xliiii dies, videlicet vsque ad xvii diem Decembris [1529] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9366.5; not in Beale. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1536(?).
Description:
A rare printing of the acts of the first session of the Reformation Parliament, "clearly one of the most important assemblies ever to gather in England", ultimately leading to the rejection of papal authority and to the Anglican Church's independence
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, a trace of marginal worming, else well-preserved, one copy in STC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78517
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1963, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, faded but quite sound
Book No.:
W-26110
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Archaionomia, Sive De Priscis Anglorum Legibus libri, Sermone Anglico, vetustate Antiquissimo, aliquot ab hinc seculis conscripti, Nunc demum, magno Jurisperitorum, & amantium Antiquitatis omnium commodo, etenebris in lucem vocati. Wing A3605. Folio
Publisher:
Ex Officina Rogeri Daniel, celeberrimae Academiae [etc.], Cantabrigiae, 1644.
Description:
Lambarde's first work, and only the second printed in Old English with Anglo-Saxon type, first published in 1568, in the words of Felix Liebermann crediting Lambarde as "a pioneer in an unknown land", as he translated the Anglo-Saxon laws into Latin
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, a good copy; with a bifolium laid in discussing degrees of honor and titles; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77956
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1962, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-Commonwealth Relations Office Library, green cloth, sound
Book No.:
W-90941
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Statute-Law Common-plac'd: Or, a General Table to the Statutes. Containing The Purport and Effect of all the Acts of Parliament in Force from Magna Charta . . . The Whole Very useful to Counsellors, Attornies [and many others]. Fourth Edition. Cowley 233
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1739.
Description:
Jacob's able digest, much expanded from prior editions, the criticism of which he notes in his preface and to which through this expansion he responds; with his brief introductory essay on statutory construction coupled with his gloss of Magna Carta
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, scuffed, front joint cracked but firm, label lacking, else quite fresh and bright with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79656
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
Acts, digests, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli . . . At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 18. day of Iune, Anno Dom. 1625. in the first yeere of the Reigne of our most gracious Souereigne Lord, Charles . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9509. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Barker, & John Bill [etc.], London, 1630 (1629).
Description:
One of only two contemporary printings of the legislation of Charles' first Parliament, its dissolution leading to the Petition of Right, "terminat[ing] the opening scene in the long tragedy that ended twenty-four years later upon the scaffold"
Condition:
Modern boards, some browning and staining, without the two subsidies acts and the first blank, else usable with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79475
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, English constitutional law

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